A Profile for BGPSEC Router Certificates, Certificate Revocation Lists, and Certification Requests

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (sidr WG)
Authors Mark Reynolds  , Sean Turner  , Stephen Kent 
Last updated 2015-07-25 (latest revision 2015-01-21)
Replaces draft-turner-sidr-bgpsec-pki-profiles
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This document defines a standard profile for X.509 certificates for the purposes of supporting validation of Autonomous System (AS) paths in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), as part of an extension to that protocol known as BGPSEC. BGP is a critical component for the proper operation of the Internet as a whole. The BGPSEC protocol is under development as a component to address the requirement to provide security for the BGP protocol. The goal of BGPSEC is to design a protocol for full AS path validation based on the use of strong cryptographic primitives. The end-entity (EE) certificates specified by this profile are issued under Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) Certification Authority (CA) certificates, containing the AS Identifier Delegation extension, to routers within the Autonomous System (AS) or ASes. The certificate asserts that the router(s) holding the private key are authorized to send out secure route advertisements on behalf of the specified AS(es). This document also profiles the Certificate Revocation List (CRL), profiles the format of certification requests, and specifies Relying Party certificate path validation procedures. The document extends the RPKI; therefore, this documents updates the RPKI Resource Certificates Profile (RFC 6487).


Mark Reynolds (mcr@islandpeaksoftware.com)
Sean Turner (turners@ieca.com)
Stephen Kent (kent@bbn.com)

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